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What does a sprained foot have to do with trust?

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Sometime last week I must have “done something” to my foot. Perhaps I overexerted it, stretched it too vigorously in some contortion, pushed down too hard on the elliptical trainer, or maybe that sudden misstep at the curb had indeed been more intense than it felt at the time. Whatever the trigger, by the time […]

The eyes (might) have it

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Over five years ago, I kept a “secret” blog, very, very briefly. It was written from the standpoint of a stuffed toy: a sleeping, dreamy, already “antique” sheep that used to belong to me and which I then passed on to my daughter. The strategy of writing as a stuffie was inspired by Maria Benet […]

What I think about when I’m standing on my head

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

I recently took up the habit of daily 4-minute headstands. I’ve done headstands for decades now, but I never tried keeping to a daily regimen, nor did I ever before pay attention to duration. Lately, for a purely physical reason, it occurred to me that I should do headstands often (every day), and that I […]

Why a bridge to The Mainland would benefit Vancouver

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Sure, one might assume that a bridge from Victoria BC on Vancouver Island to Vancouver BC on The Mainland would wake up Victoria – which is exactly why NIMBYs everywhere in the Capital Regional District who want to keep Victoria “sleepy” resist the notion with objections galore – but maybe it’s actually the case that […]

Pixels are too uniform

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

I’ve been decluttering for what seems like eons now. I’m sorting through old papers, selling things off on Used Victoria, and calling tradespeople to get things done around the house. This afternoon I lifted the lid off one of those cardboard storage boxes, thinking I could tackle a boatload of old letters and postcards. Of […]

Moving soon – wish to glide, not skid

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

The paragliders were out at Dallas Road cliffs today, on another windy (good for them) non-summery (not so good for the rest of us) day. (We have had a spectacularly disappointing spring and summer here on the northwest coast of North America.) I set myself a goal of writing again. But on this, the first […]

Change everything.

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

In the late 1970s I was a student of Robert Jacobsen’s and made modernist sculptures out of packing cardboard. Earlier this week I came across note cards and photos from that time, which prompts me to ask, “has much changed in art?”

I dreamed I saw some posts last night…

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Such a vivid dream: I wrote several long, tremendously satisfying blog posts. Once I woke up, I realized they weren’t there – yet. But at least I know they are there. PS: Apologies to Billy Bragg (I dreamed I saw Phil Ochs last night) with regard to my title – it was just a silly […]

Putting blame on the shelf

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

While I used my iPod Touch to check email yesterday – and briefly look in on Twitter for news (and MetroCascade for local Victoria BC news) – my laptop stayed on the shelf all day. And all night. I had no particular agenda in mind, it just happened that way – but I did consume […]

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